4. “I looked at the 20th century as a historical novelist does, and said, what are the dramas, what are the stories that readers are going to take sides, that they will hope that one side wins and the other side loses. Time and time again, it was a drama about freedom. It’s about people struggling for freedom.” The Daily Beast’s William O’Connor on how straight novelist Ken Follett became an unlikely gay icon.
5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: “I’m assuming the Georgia O’Keefe painting there is where you target it.” Gay men try to figure out women’s sanitary products.